Missions

Second Harvest Food Bank FPC Member Volunteer Opportunity – February 15, 2023

First Presbyterian Church volunteers will gather again on Wednesday, February 15 at Second Harvest Food Bank of NET. Please join us for fun, fellowship and service. Friends and family members are also welcome. There will be two options for this date; morning between 10-noon, and afternoon between 1and 3pm. Each session is limited to 15 people, so check your calendars and let Bob Stoots know if you would like to participate.  (Call or text 423-782-6280) 

Second Harvest Food Bank FPC Member Volunteer Opportunities – January 18, 2023

First Presbyterian Church volunteers will gather again on Wednesday, January 18 at Second Harvest Food Bank of NET. Please join us for fun, fellowship and service. Friends and family members are also welcome. There will be two options for this date; morning between 10-noon, and afternoon between 1and 3pm. Each session is limited to 15 people, so check your calendars and let Bob Stoots know if you would like to participate. (Call or text 423-782-6280) 

Presbyterian Giving

Encourage your community to find the joy of alternative giving this Christmas. Please click the link below for ideas!  Presbyterian Giving Catalog

Second Harvest Food Bank FPC Member Volunteer Opportunity – December 2022

Second Harvest Food Bank workday comes early in December. Due to selecting a date before the last-minute Christmas crunch, we will gather at Second Harvest on Wednesday, December 7 with two options: morning between 10-noon, and afternoon between 1and 3pm. Each session is limited to 15 people, so check your calendars and let Bob Stoots know if you would like to work at one or both of these times. (Call or text 423-782-6280).

Second Harvest Food Bank FPC Member Volunteer Opportunities – November 2022

Please join us for another day of service at Second Harvest Food Bank. After two previous workdays, the group voted by large majority to continue this on a monthly basis. We also wanted to arrange a Saturday date for those who cannot participate during weekdays. So, we have two opportunities in November: 1) on Saturday, November 12 from 10am until noon, and 2) on Wednesday, November 16 from 1-3pm. We just have afternoon session on the 16th because the morning…

Outreach Service Project at Second Harvest Food Bank – October 26, 2022

“Thanksgiving Project” is underway at Second Harvest Food Bank and First Presbyterian Church volunteers were there to help! Over 10,000 food boxes will be packed and delivered to qualified Northeast Tennessee families for a complete Thanksgiving meal. Along with the boxes, each recipient will receive a bag of fresh produce and a frozen turkey or chicken. It was another fun and gratifying day for sixteen FPC volunteers on October 26, as we did our part in preparing hundreds of those…

National Recycling Day at Goodwill November 15, 2022

The event is scheduled for Tuesday, November 15, 2022, and is designed for high school and college students age 16 plus to earn one to eight hours of community service while experiencing recycling and sustainability programs that support Goodwill’s Core Value #11: Recycle, Reduce, Reuse & Repurpose. Please distribute as appropriate to your youth ministry staff to share with students who need community service to meet financial aid, course, or graduation requirements during the 2022 Fall Semester. Pre-registration is required…

Grace House Work Day – September 29, 2022

Be The Hands of Christ The Kingsport Homeless Ministry under the project management of C. Don Royston is renovating Grace House in the 700 block of Sullivan Street.  There are demolition projects FPC members can accomplish on Thursday, September 29, beginning at 8:30 a.m.  Bottled water is available.  Bring your own lunch.  Bring demolition work tools or simply come willing to help.  Lightweight masks are provided.  So that a supervisor will be on site that day, please contact Gary Tucker in advance…

FPC Volunteers to Work at Second Harvest Food Bank on September 21, 2022

Please join us for another day of service at Second Harvest Food Bank on September 21, 2022. Thousands of people depend upon Second Harvest Food Bank of Northeast Tennessee for food, and Second Harvest depends upon generous volunteers like us from First Presbyterian Church to help get food distributed. For those with plenty, a bag of instant oatmeal is small. For those with little, a bag of oatmeal is a daily essential. FPC volunteers contributed 50 hours of time in July that led…

Donations for Letcher County Kentucky Flood Victims – August 8, 2022 8:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Donation of items will be accepted on August 8 from 8:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. in the Fellowship Center of First Presbyterian Church of Kingsport at Church Circle. Please park in the parking lot located across from 114 W. Charlemont Avenue and enter the building marked Fellowship Center. Catherine Tucker, a First Presbyterian Church member, is from Letcher County and is coordinating these efforts. Your donation are greatly needed and appreciated. THANK YOU! ITEMS NEEDED Cleaning supplies Bottled water Non-perishable…

FPC Volunteers Work at Second Harvest Food Bank on July 20, 2022

We had so much fun yesterday! The combined efforts of 23 different FPC members resulted in an amazing total of 675 food bags for Seniors in our area. We had 18 people work the morning session and 9 people work in the afternoon (some worked both times). From Rene Gallardo, Volunteer Coordinator “I cannot thank you and your group enough for the wonderful work they did.  Through the efforts of your group, 675 Senior Bags were completed.  It was amazing…